... I'd even say C would be better to start with since there's less baggage to deal with when all you want to do is program (plus it transitions nicely into C++ when you're ready to work with it)...
It isn´t even object oriented. Thats definitly not what you want to do if you want to get a game dev. Objects are the base of a game. C seems to be the worst decision for a beginner
EDIT: look into the forum, there you will see wich languages are commonly used
And here is a good link for you: http://www.gamefroms...-developer.aspx